Caleb Roark

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Caleb Roark
Born (1993-01-13) January 13, 1993 (age 26)
Abingdon, Virginia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2014 position115th
Best finish115th (2014)
First race2014 Get To Know Newton 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
31 races run over 6 years
2016 position65th
Best finish34th (2014)
First race2011 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2016 DC Solar 350 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of October 1, 2016.

Caleb Roark (born January 13, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Abingdon, Virginia,[2] Roark had raced everything from karts to late models with support from his father. He’s competed on famed short tracks, studied the masters of motorsports, served an apprenticeship in the family race shop and played countless NASCAR video games.

Nationwide Series[edit]

On May 16, 2014, Roark made his Nationwide Series debut at the Iowa Speedway. Roark partnered up with the now closed Viva Motorsports and earned himself a 32nd-place finish after dropping out of the race due to a vibration.[3]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Roark made his NASCAR debut at the Martinsville Speedway in 2011 for SS-Green Light Racing in the No. 07 Chevrolet. After starting 32nd, Roark would gain 13 positions to finish 19th and earn his best career finish in any NASCAR start. After Roark's strong run at Martinsville, Roark made two more starts with the team in 2011 at the Iowa Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway to finish 24th and 22nd within the 36 trucks in the lineup.[4] Roark only attempted two truck series races in the next two seasons[5] [6]for SS-Green Light Racing before leaving the team at the end of the 2013 season.

2014[edit]

After two seasons of minimal NASCAR participation, fellow Truck Series competitor Jennifer Jo Cobb had offered Roark a ride in the No. 0 Grimes Irrigation & Construction Chevrolet for a 10-race deal. His debut with Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing came at Gateway Motorsports Park where Roark started and finished in the 31st position after dropping out of the race from a vibration. Roark was unable to complete a race in 2014 while start and parking.[7]

2015[edit]

Cobb kept Roark in the No. 0 for the 2015 season with new sponsorship from the Driven2Honor.org and shared the ride with Adam Edwards, who is also a part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver. Roark's season started out disappointing with three consecutive last place finishes, including failing to qualify at the Dover International Speedway and being swapped out at Gateway by Edwards.While start and parking, Roark had a best finish of 28th at the Michigan International Speedway. He continued to complete more laps in 2015 as the season came to a close giving him a total of $85,026 by the end of the year, nearly $2,000 more than 2014.

2016[edit]

It was announced at the start of the 2016 season that Jennifer Jo Cobb would not be running Roark's iconic No. 0 for future races, leaving Roark without a ride. He would remain a free agent until Cobb sold the No. 10 truck to Roark in which he would continue his start and park efforts with Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing.

On September 24, during the first lap of the UNOH 175 from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Roark was attempting to pull onto pit road to park his truck when he spun into the sand barrels that protects the butt-end of the wall, damaging the truck.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NNSC Pts
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 55 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS DAR RCH TAL IOW
32
CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 115th 0

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2011 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY PHO DAR MAR
19
NSH DOV CLT KAN TEX KEN IOW
24
NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI
22
NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX HOM 47th 67
2012 MB Motorsports 63 Ford DAY
DNQ
MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL 74th 12
SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy IOW
32
KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2013 Toyota DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS
28
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 65th 16
2014 JJC Racing 0 Chevy DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW
31
KEN POC
31
MCH
29
BRI CHI
28
NHA
28
LVS
29
TAL MAR TEX
30
PHO HOM
36
34th 135
Ram IOW
35
ELD MSP
28
2015 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN
32
CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW
32
KEN ELD POC
32
MCH
28
BRI
DNQ
MSP CHI
31
NHA
31
LVS
30
TAL MAR TEX
32
PHO
DNQ
HOM 41st 104
2016 10 DAY ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW
31
ELD
DNQ
POC
32
BRI MCH
30
MSP
32
CHI
32
NHA
32
LVS
31
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 65th 12
MAKE Motorsports 1 Chevy KEN
32

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caleb Roark Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  2. ^ Gregory, Allen (31 March 2011). "NASCAR: Abingdon teen Caleb Roark anxious for NASCAR debut". Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Caleb Roark 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  4. ^ "Caleb Roark 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  5. ^ "Caleb Roark 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  6. ^ "Caleb Roark 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  7. ^ "Caleb Roark 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14.